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Mushroom in the Rain

Mushroom in the Rain - Mirra Ginsburg,  Russian by Mirra Ginsburg,  Jose Aruego (Illustrator) This picture books is quickly becoming one of my youngest daughter's favorite. It has started raining and an ant hides under a mushroom for cover. Every few minutes a bigger animal comes to hide under the mushroom the ant. When all think it can't cover the latest inhabitant, it surprisingly does. My daughters and I follow with bated breath to see if the mushroom would eventually fail to protect--like stacking blocks as high as we can until it falls much to our amazement. I won't give away the ending, but it is a cute read. Good for the 1st graders to read alone and great for PreK and Kindergarten read story times. My favorite part of the illustrations is the expressions of the animals as the try to fold themselves underneath the cap of the mushroom. I can't believe that this gem has been in my house for over 5 years and this is the first time I'm reading it.